The Nigerian Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association (NLPGA), released a new data on gas flaring in Nigeria at the weekend, revealing that the country’s loss to the air pollution is now over $2.5 billion annually.
President of the association, Dayo Adesina, who gave this data during a press conference to herald the 5th annual conference of NLPGA in Lagos, maintained that the association would rally government officials and stakeholders in the LPG industry for the conference aimed at finding solutions to gas flaring, firewood and kerosene burning and other causes of air pollution through promoting use of LPG.
The Conference themed: “The future is now” will, according to Adesina, focus on embracing LPG as the answer to energy poverty, environmental degradation among many other issues affecting Nigeria.
Gas flaring activities in Nigeria has contributed to the loss of possible earnings of over $2.5 billion per annum, he said, adding that stakeholders, including producers, bulk breakers, botttling plants, primary and secondary depots, transporters, consultants, traders, public institutions, relevant ministries, government agencies, professionals and the consumers will be in Lagos, Nigeria.
“The 5th Annual NLPGA Conference is scheduled to hold on Wednesday the 2nd of December 2015 at the Oriental Hotel Lagos.